Gut Rumbles

April 27, 2006

make a list

Here's an interesting idea. Can YOU name one great pop song for every year of your life?

I probably could, but I'm not going to. Hell--- I'm 54 got-dam years old! Do you realize how much work it would be to think up a great song for every year of MY life? Piss on that. I'm retired.

But I WILL give you a beginning and an end. From 1952: "Unforgettable," by Nat King Cole. From 2006: "My Old Friend," by Tim McGraw.

You can fill in the blanks in between...


That would be Tim MCGRAW hon......

Posted by: Liz on April 27, 2006 08:13 AM

I love TIm MCGuire, ok, so I turned 21 in 1999 and the no 1 singles in the UK were sooo poor that year i'd have to go for Baz Luhrmann, Everybody's free being the best. Just tragic really.

Posted by: Toast on April 27, 2006 08:13 AM

Oops! Sorry, Liz.

Posted by: Acidman on April 27, 2006 08:16 AM

I'd hate to try; I was born in Jan of 1952, so I'd be in the same boat as you; there are just too many years...

Posted by: BobG on April 27, 2006 11:26 AM

I could do it, but I'm 56 and need to be considerate of your bandwidth.

Posted by: Tessa on April 27, 2006 12:32 PM

I’ll pick up the last (um..previous) 38 yrs of your life since those are all the years of mine…

1968: Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
1969: Crimson ‘n’ Clover – Tommy James and the Shondells
1970: War – Edwin Starr
1971: Joy to the World – Three Dog Night
1972: American Pie – Don McLean
1973: Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
1974: The Streak – Ray Stevens
1975: One of These Nights – Eagles
1976: Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
1977: Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
1978: Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
1979: Le Freak – Chic
1980: It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me – Billy Joel
1981: Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
1982: Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1983: Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
1984: Footloose – Kenny Loggins
1985: Like a Virgin – Madonna
1986: The Men All Paused – Klymaxx
1987: At This Moment – Billy Vera and the Beaters
1988: Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
1989: My Prerogative – Bobby Brown
1990: Black Velvet – Alannah Miles
1991: Things That Make You Go Hmmm.. – C+C Music Factory
1992: Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot
1993: Whoomp! (There it is) – Tag Team (inmates used to sing that in lockdown when I entered the building at one of the prisons I used to work at)
1994: The Sign – Ace of Base
1995: Take a Bow – Madonna
1996: The Macarena – Los Del Rio
1997: Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
1998: Getting’ Jiggy Wit’ It – Will Smith
1999: Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
2000: Breathe – Faith Hill
2001: I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
2002: My Sacrifice – Creed
2003: Unwell – Matchbox 20
2004: 100 Years – Five for Fighting
2005: Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day

Posted by: BabsRN on April 27, 2006 07:41 PM

Can YOU name one great pop song for every year of your life?

That would require that there's been a great song for every year of my life.

Good music stopped happening the year I graduated from high school. Just like everybody else. ;-)

Posted by: McGehee on April 27, 2006 09:58 PM
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